Apr 10, 2014
Apr 3, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 5, 2014
Home invasion suspect arrested in Claremont
Authorities said Benjamin Ecklund, 31, of Claremont, was hiding behind a mattress in the basement of the apartment building when members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force found him and arrested him.
"Criminals of this magnitude truly shock both the public and law enforcement," said U.S. Marshal David Cargill Jr. "The thought of a defenseless elderly man being subjected to these crimes is horrifying, and that is why law enforcement worked together to make the arrest of Ecklund the highest priority."
Ecklund, along with three others who are under arrest, allegedly broke into the home of the elderly man on March 6, forced him to the floor at gunpoint and robbed him of $77 in cash and two winning lottery tickets worth $25. The elderly man suffered minor injuries in the incident.
According to a U.S. Marshal's Service news release, police were "very actively" pursuing Ecklund, which forced him to go "deep into hiding." On Thursday, investigators developed information which led them to an apartment in the 200 block of Broad Street.
Ecklund was taken to the police station where he was booked on the outstanding charges stemming from the home invasion. He was detained in the Sullivan County jail pending arraignment Friday in 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Rochester man arrested following crash in Somersworth Monday night - 0
- A Derry man pleads innocent to falsely claiming a master electrician license - 0
- Londonderry man accused of threatening, sexually assaulting two girls - 1
- Hollis police say stun gun needed on ‘unruly’ man - 0
- AG agrees man who killed woman, 70, in Littleton hotel was insane at time - 1
- Police accuse man of trying to sell guitars, amps taken in Manchester burglary - 0
- Mother and child startled by late-night intruder in their Manchester living room - 0
- Hollis police use stun gun on man described as unruly - 1
- Rochester man arrested after crash in Somersworth - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Teen ejected in Candia rollover - 0
- Flooding closes PSU fields, local business - 0
- Havenstein announces for Republican nomination in governor's race - 6
- Tuition to go down 5 percent at community colleges - 0
- Colebrook almost became an island Tuesday night - 0
- UPDATE: Penacook woman injured in morning I-93 Londonderry crash - 0
- UPDATE: Supreme Court hears from both sides on education tax credits - 0
- NHIAA Boys' Track Preview: Jenkins paces defending champ North - 0
- NHIAA Girls' Track Preview: McCabe, Parker lead way - 0
Manchester settles with federal civil rights agency over minority students in advanced courses
Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix
Taxes and spending: Washington vs. NH
Texting while stopped: Banning safe behavior
Manchester mayor: 'It's the tax cap budget'
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917